I transferred to Penn State from a college in Florida and felt welcomed and respected by the faculty. They provided me numerous opportunities both in my field of study in elementary education and personal interests, such as the Latino Student Union, volunteer work, and work-study. One of my best college experiences was traveling to Ghana with Teacher Education faculty to research international education systems. The department further allowed me to present my findings in both professional and school settings. I have also had the opportunity to travel to local and national conferences to enhance my pedagogical knowledge. The Department’s commitment to supporting future educators opened the door for me to work closely with all of the faculty, administration, and staff.